Paris Saint-Germain have stepped up their summer recruiting by signing Inter full-back Achraf Hakimi, with Sergio Ramos and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma set to join the free transfers.
PSG pay Inter an initial € 60m (£ 51.3m) for Hakimi, plus up to € 10m in add-ons, and he has signed a contract until 2026 “I feel a great sense of pride,” said the 22-year-old. . Hakimi rose through the youth ranks at Real Madrid and also spent two seasons on loan at Borussia Dortmund before joining Inter in 2020.
“After Spain, Germany and Italy, Paris Saint-Germain offers me the chance to discover a new championship with one of the most prestigious clubs in the world,” added Hakimi. The Moroccan international is one of the players leaving Inter as part of the Italian champions’ campaign for greater financial stability.
Ramos will undergo a medical examination before signing for Mauricio Pochettino’s side on a two-year contract after leaving Real Madrid. Donnarumma has reached a deal with PSG until 2026 after his contract with Milan expires. The 22-year-old is due to play for Italy on Tuesday in the Euro 2020 semi-final against Spain.
Ramos spent 16 years in Madrid, playing 671 games and winning five league titles and four European cups, but he was unable to reach an agreement with President Florentino Pérez to extend his contract.
The center-half missed most of the second half of last season after a string of muscle injuries and a knee problem that required surgery and made seven appearances for Madrid and Spain in 2021. That has leads to his omission from his country’s team for Euro 2020, but PSG are confident in his form.
PSG also hope to extend the loan of Everton striker Moise Kean for another season, but are awaiting a decision from the Premier League club which will be influenced by new manager Rafael Benítez. PSG have already signed former Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum on a free transfer this summer.
The club are looking to respond under Pochettino to a disappointing season when he finished second at Lille and came out of the Champions League in the semi-finals at Manchester City.